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beatitude

[bee-at-i-tood, -tyood] /biˈæt ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud/
noun
1.
supreme blessedness; exalted happiness.
2.
(often initial capital letter) any of the declarations of blessedness pronounced by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin beātitūdō perfect happiness, equivalent to beāti- (see beatific) + -tūdō -tude
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British Dictionary definitions for beatitude

beatitude

/bɪˈætɪˌtjuːd/
noun
1.
supreme blessedness or happiness
2.
an honorific title of the Eastern Christian Church, applied to those of patriarchal rank
Word Origin
C15: from Latin beātitūdō, from beātus blessed; see beatific

Beatitude

/bɪˈætɪˌtjuːd/
noun
1.
(New Testament) any of eight distinctive sayings of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:3–11) in which he declares that the poor, the meek, those that mourn, the merciful, the peacemakers, the pure of heart, those that thirst for justice, and those that are persecuted will, in various ways, receive the blessings of heaven
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Word Origin and History for beatitude
beatitude
late 15c., "supreme happiness," from Fr. béatitude, from L. beatitudinem (nom. beatitudo) "state of blessedness," from beatus "happy, blessed," pp. of beare "make happy," related to bene-. As "a declaration of blessedness" (usually pl., beatitudes, especially in ref. to the Sermon on the Mount) it is attested from 1520s.
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